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Class 1000 WW 2 Fire Fighting Trailer

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In recent weeks this 1/25 scale Class 1000 fire fighting trailer has been under construction.  These were built by many manufacturers during WW 2 for the US Army.  Power is from a Dodge 6 cylinder gasolene engine with a direct drive to a 500 GPM Hale pump.  The trailer carried 1-1/2" and 2-1/2" hose along with a variety of hand tools and equipment.  Paint is Master Modeler Olive Drab.  Decals are ALPS printed.  Engine came from a Plymouth kit and the pump was scratch built.  The dolly wheel in front is turned brass, swivels and can be raised out of the way when the trailer is hooked up for towing.  Engine cover is also brass.  Tires are resin castings.  Hose is stained sewing elastic.

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Awesome work as always! It seems that those engines were used in a lot of applications other than trucks and cars.

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WOW!!!! that looks so real, excellent work and detailing, the hoses are fantastic, a really top job.

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😎😎😎

The realism blows me away!!!!  As always, first class all the way!!!!!

DJ

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That is incredible, if I didn't know any better I would say that I was looking at the 1:1! Outstanding work as always.

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20 minutes ago, Tom Geiger said:

Very cool model!  Take that to IPMS and they won’t know what to do with ya!

Would love to!  If there was a show to take it to!   

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23 minutes ago, Chariots of Fire said:

Would love to!  If there was a show to take it to!   

Ah the quandary of 2020! 😮😢

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Modelling at its very best. Perfect paintwork (not totally matte, just a very little shine), perfect merger between paint and decals, a subtile effect on the "brass" parts, incredible details, and, and ....

I hope (but I am not so sure) that many modelers can really appreciate your achievements. I do!

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Thanks to all for the kind comments.  It's all a learning process, right?  Try something and if it works, great.  If it doesn't???well..........do something different!  It's what makes modeling fun.

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What a super little model, just the right amount of sheen on the paintwork,  every time you look at it you spot even more little details, what's not to like ?.....

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That is an awesome looking trailer! Great work, the detail is amazing!

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What's to be expected from Charlie. Fantastic, Pssst he's got a shrink ray machine:o:o

Greg

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